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Deuteronomy does not mandate the kosher certification of dog food
Paul Martin   Letter 26   02-Sep-2005

Biblical parable of the mote and the beam, Domenico Fetti, 1619
Biblical parable of the mote and the beam, Domenico Fetti, 1619, Metropolitan Museum of Art

"And it shall come to pass, that as the LORD rejoiced over you to do you good, and to multiply you; so the LORD will rejoice over you to destroy you, and to bring you to nought; and ye shall be plucked from off the land whither thou goest to possess it." — Deuteronomy 28:63

 
02 September 2005

The Right Honourable Paul Martin
Office of the Prime Minister
80 Wellington Street
Ottawa, ON    K1A 0A2

RE:  Canadian Human Rights Commission (CHRC) File 20031527, Canadian Jewish Congress v Ukrainian Archive (CJC v UKAR) at www.ukar.org

ATTENTION:  The instant 02-Sep-2005 Lubomyr Prytulak letter to Paul Martin is copied to Canadian Human Rights Commission (CHRC) Chief Commissioner Mary M Gusella, and to CHRC Investigations Manager John J CHAMBERLIN, as a Prytulak submission to the CHRC in the matter of CJC v UKAR and in support of the Prytulak argument that the Canadian Jewish Congress kosher-certification business has no basis in religion, but is simply a profit-making criminal conspiracy under the Canadian Competition Act § 45(1)(b), and that one of the reasons that the CJC wishes to suppress UKAR is that UKAR draws this and other manifestations of CJC criminality to public attention.  Also evidenced in the instant letter is that the CJC kosher-certifying arm, the Council of Orthodox Rabbis (COR), relies on the Biblical Book of Deuteronomy, a work unparalleled in the virulence of its racist and supremacist hate propaganda.



Mr Prime Minister:

The Frederick Kaufman Harper's article from which I quoted at length in my 17-Aug-2005 letter to you titled What Oreo cookies and Campbell's Vegetable Soup tell us about Canadian Jewish Congress criminality at www.ukar.org/martin/martin24.html points to Deuteronomy 14 as the religious foundation of Jewish kosher observance:

I attempted to convince Rabbi Morrison that I was aware of the highly technical nature of ensuring that partially hydrogenated soybean oil fit the dietary requirements as laid out in Deuteronomy, Chapter 14.


Frederick Kaufman, The secret ingredient: Keeping the world kosher, Harper's Magazine, January 2005, pp. 75-81, p. 76.


DEUTERONOMY DOES NOT DICTATE CONTEMPORARY KOSHER PRACTICE

However, reading Deuteronomy 14, which is reproduced in Appendix A below, reveals nothing to justify the kosher certification of (1) pet food, (2) the gestational-diabetes drug L-Carnipure Tartrate, or (3) the Simethicone processes for manufacturing silicones.

(1) Kosher Certification of Pet Food

Rabbi Sholem Fishbane grants kosher certification to pet food at  www.kosherpets.com/crc%202005.htm:


(2) Kosher Certification of the Gestational-Diabetes Drug L-Carnipure Tartrate

New Study Suggests that Supplementation with L-Carnipure(R) Tartrate During Pregnancy Can Reduce Increased Levels of Plasma Free Fatty Acids, a Major Factor in Gestational Diabetes

Monday August 29, 11:51 am ET

BASEL, Switzerland, Aug. 29 /PRNewswire/ — The Swiss based company Lonza announced today that a new study observed that supplementation with L-Carnipureฎ tartrate during pregnancy can significantly reduce the increased level of plasma free fatty acids, which is considered the main cause of insulin resistance, a major factor in gestational diabetes in pregnant women. This company-supported study conducted at the University of Vienna (Austria) has been published in Chemical Monthly 136, 1523-1533 (2005).  [...]

L-Carnipure® crystalline and L-Carnipure® tartrate have been self affirmed as GRAS (Generally Recognized as Safe).  [...]  Both products are kosher certified.


Yahoo! Finance, Financial News  biz.yahoo.com/prnews/050829/nym137.html?.v=20&printer=1    Blue font added.

(3) Kosher Certification of the Simethicone processes for manufacturing silicones

NuSil Technology's Simethicone Manufacturing Processes Certified as Kosher

Tuesday August 30, 1:00 pm ET

CARPINTERIA, CA — (MARKET WIRE) — Aug 30, 2005 — NuSil Technology, a cutting-edge manufacturer of silicone compounds for the healthcare, aerospace, electronics and photonics industries, announces the Kosher certification of its Simethicone manufacturing processes.  NuSil's Bakersfield site was recently registered as a manufacturing site with the FDA in connection with the product line.

NuSil representatives cited the increasing consumer demand for Kosher products as the impetus for attaining this certification.


Yahoo! Finance, Marketwire  biz.yahoo.com/iw/050830/094102.html?printer=1    Blue font added.

Reading Deuteronomy 14 to discover justification for kosher-certifying pet food, a diabetes drug, or a silicone-manufacturing process results in frustration, just as reading Deuteronomy 14 to discover justification for kosher-certifying such products as are listed below also leads to frustration: chocolate, coffee, corn starch, flour, ice cream, milk, oatmeal, olive oil, orange juice, pepper, salt, spices, sugar, tea, vinegar, vodka, water, plastic baggies, food-wrap film, dishwashing detergent, scouring pads, aluminum foil, laundry detergent, laundry bleach, and toilet bowl cleaner.

Reading Deuteronomy chapters other than 14 similarly fails to discover justification for any of the above kosher certifications.  Reading Leviticus 11, which overlaps considerably with Deuteronomy 14, and reading even all of Leviticus, similarly discovers no call for kosher-certifying dog food, diabetes medicine, or silicone manufacturing, and brings to mind no logical chain which might have implications for dog food, diabetes medicine, or silicone manufacturing.

The conclusion reinforced by a reading of Deuteronomy and even Leviticus, then, is that all the above-mentioned products are today being kosher certified not to comply with religious scripture but to maximize profits in a criminal conspiracy which is prohibited by the Canadian Competition Act § 45(1)(b), as has been explained in my letters to you of 19-Jun-2004 titled Canadian Jewish Congress Criminal Conspiracy Under The Competition Act at www.ukar.org/martin/martin17.html, and of 17-Aug-2005 titled What Oreo cookies and Campbell's Vegetable Soup tell us about Canadian Jewish Congress criminality at www.ukar.org/martin/martin24.html.  If kosher certifiers were asked to perform their certification without charge to manufacturers, but merely as a service to kosher-observant Jews, then it can be expected that the certifiers would discover that scripture did not in fact mandate the kosher certification of any of the above products, and would abandon all such certification: removal of the profit motive would leave insufficient religious motive to sustain the practice.

IF DEUTERONOMY DID REQUIRE CONTEMPORARY KOSHER PRACTICE, THE REQUIREMENT COULD BE SAFELY IGNORED

But even if Deuteronomy did explicitly and unequivocally require the kosher certification of dog food and scouring pads and toilet-bowl cleaner, and so on, the Canadian Jewish Congress kosher certifiers would still be left with a quandary which can be illustrated with the help of Deuteronomy 14:21 which purportedly conveys God's command that Jews avoid eating an animal that has died spontaneously, but that they feed it, or sell it, to non-Jews: "Ye shall not eat of any thing that dieth of itself: thou shalt give it unto the stranger that is in thy gates, that he may eat it; or thou mayest sell it unto an alien."  The quandary, then, is that if kosher-observant Jews believe that Deuteronomy is the infallible word of God, non-Jews might reasonably shun kosher delicatessens out of fear of being fed tainted meat.

What answer are kosher-observant Jews able to make to this fear?  On the one hand, they are able to claim that they do not practice Deuteronomy 14:21.  But this establishes the principle that it is permissible to discard Deuteronomy directives that clash with modern morals and ethics, not to mention modern laws.  But if some Deuteronomy commands need to be discarded, then Deuteronomy cannot be the infallible word of God, and which opens the door to similarly discarding any Deuteronomy kosher directives which similarly clash with modern thinking and values.

On the other hand, kosher-observant Jews are able to claim that all of Deuteronomy is indeed the word of God, and that they do practice Deuteronomy 14:21.  But then they invite being viewed as religious fanatics, and their attempt to sell Deuteronomy-based kosher certification is likely to be met with small sympathy.

And Deuteronomy 14:21 advocating the serving and selling of tainted meat to non-Jews is not at all the full extent of Deuteronomy offensiveness.  For example, Deuteronomy prescribes the death penalty

And the above examples of Deuteronomy capital offences is still not the end of Deuteronomy's deserving contemporary disregard, as the instances below indicate:

Deuteronomy being rife with similarly repugnant material, the above list could be extended.  The following can be one last example, and possibly the most troublesome to devout Jews — that although Deuteronomy repeatedly encourages Jews to believe in their ownership of Middle-Eastern real estate with such references as "the land which I sware unto Abraham, unto Isaac, and unto Jacob," the context is that God simultaneously promises to rain down calamity in the event of disobedience to his laws, a glimpse of which rain of calamity is afforded in Appendix C below, and which rain of calamity includes Jewish loss of occupied territory: "And it shall come to pass, that as the LORD rejoiced over you to do you good, and to multiply you; so the LORD will rejoice over you to destroy you, and to bring you to nought; and ye shall be plucked from off the land whither thou goest to possess it" (Deuteronomy 28:63).

Worse still from the Jewish point of view, God actually ventures his prediction of which way it will go — whether Jews will be good and get to keep the promised land, or bad and get to lose it.  Interestingly, the God of Deuteronomy unequivocally predicts the latter — that Jews will be bad and will be cast out of the promised land 31:16-21.  And so that there can be no mistaking what God said, Moses 31:27-29 repeats on his death bed that "in the latter days" (which might be taken to mean "ultimately" or "in the end" or "in the long run"), the sinning Jews will fall out of God's favor, and will have to face the full fury of his wrath:

For I know that after my death ye will utterly corrupt yourselves, and turn aside from the way which I have commanded you; and evil will befall you in the latter days; because ye will do evil in the sight of the LORD, to provoke him to anger through the work of your hands (Deuteronomy 31:29).


The most difficult quandary facing kosher-observant Jews, then, is that if — on the one hand — they believe that Deuteronomy dietary laws are God's word, then they are forced to believe also that God awaits only the right moment to destroy and efface them.  And if — on the other hand — they feel free to disregard Deuteronomy's pessimistic prognosis for their occupation of Middle Eastern territory, then they can be asked why they do not feel equally free to disregard whatever dietary laws happen to be found in that same Deuteronomy.

To summarize — it takes little more than a glance through Deuteronomy to conclude that it is a rabbinical tool for imposing a vicious totalitarianism upon Jews, that it is a warrant for misogyny, that it is a road map to eternal racial hatred and violence, and that it portrays God himself foreseeing the destruction of the State of Israel.  The quandary that CJC kosher certifiers are faced with, then, is whether to reject the great chunk of Deuteronomy that is absurd, or to accept it.  Kosher certifiers who reject Deuteronomy absurdity can be asked what stops them from rejecting Deuteronomy dietary restrictions as well.  Kosher certifiers who accept Deuteronomy absurdity can be asked why they should not be viewed as fanatics more repugnant and dangerous than the Taliban.

It should not be forgotten that the purpose of the argument immediately above is to demonstrate that even if Deuteronomy did explicitly and unmistakably mandate the kosher certification of dog food, diabetes medicine, and silicone manufacturing — which it does not — kosher-observant Jews would be as free to ignore that mandate as they today demonstrate that they are free to ignore most of Deuteronomy.

MACLEAN'S MAGAZINE FALLS PREY TO THE MOTE-BEAM ERROR


Biblical parable of the mote and the beam, Domenico Fetti, 1619, Metropolitan Museum of Art
Irshad Manji writing in the 01-Aug-2005 issue of Maclean's pp. 18-19 under the heading THE 'SINS OF SCRIPTURE' proposes that the Koran might have played a role in inciting the July bombing attacks on London, as by means of the Koran's giving militants the exemption beginning with "except":  "Whoever kills a human being, except as punishment for murder or other villainy in the land, shall be regarded as having killed all humankind."

What Irshad Manji seems to overlook, however, is that it is non-Muslims who have journeyed to Muslim lands to ruin Muslim civilization and to murder Muslim people and to rob Muslim wealth, and that at the same time it is non-Muslim scripture, such as the bloodthirsty exhortations in Deuteronomy, which unequivocally incites non-Muslims to the sort of barbarous brutality that they can in fact be observed to inflict on Muslims, as for example by Deuteronomy suggesting the desirability of being able to inspire terror:

This day will I begin to put the dread of thee and the fear of thee upon the nations that are under the whole heaven, who shall hear report of thee, and shall tremble, and be in anguish because of thee (Deuteronomy 02:25).


Or, Deuteronomy rejoicing in Jewish history being written in the blood of Jewish victims, as for example during the Jewish destruction of sixty walled cities, plus "a great many" unwalled towns, of the Kingdom of Og:

And we utterly destroyed them, as we did unto Sihon king of Heshbon, utterly destroying the men, women, and children, of every city.  But all the cattle, and the spoil of the cities, we took for a prey to ourselves (Deuteronomy 03:06-07).


In its reversing who is injuring whom, and whose religious literature is the more bloodthirsty, Irshad Manji's Maclean's article constitutes hate propaganda directed against the Muslim people and the Muslim religion.  It is a classic instance of seeing the mote in the Muslim victim's eye, while not seeing the beam in the non-Muslim aggressor's.

READING DEUTERONOMY LEADS TO THREE CONCLUSIONS

Reading Deuteronomy leads to at least the following three conclusions:

  1. Today's kosher-certification practices are not sanctioned by Deuteronomy, and are impossible to derive logically from Deuteronomy.  Of course it is possible to derive kosher laws illogically from Deuteronomy, just as it is possible to derive them illogically from Shakespeare's sonnets, or from the lyrics of Beatles songs, or from Arnold Schwartzenegger movies.

  2. Even if today's kosher-certification practices were commanded by Deuteronomy, there would be little stopping anyone from ignoring such commands, because Deuteronomy is so preposterous that all but dangerous fanatics do ignore most of it already.  High on the list of God's Deuteronomy pronouncements that devout Jews already ignore is His foretelling that Jews will be unable to avoid sinning, in return for which He will rain destruction down upon them, which in the contemporary context seems to signify that God intended right from the beginning to give the victory to the Palestinians.

  3. If being good means what Deuteronomy usually says it means — wiping non-Jews from the face of the earth — then devout Jews have little cause to fear for the survival of Israel, as that is what the Israelis have in fact been doing from even before 1948 to the present.  But if being good is something different from waging wars of conquest together with imposing a parasitical tax over the world economy, then perhaps the Deuteronomy promise of destruction in return for badness should give devout Jews cause for apprehension.

As you have one of Canada's leading kosher-business representatives at hand within your cabinet in the person of Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada, Irwin Cotler, your consulting with him on this question can quickly convince you either that kosher certification is indeed a blameworthy criminal conspiracy, or that it is only a blameless exercise of religious freedom.  If you conclude the latter, then it behooves you to quiet Canadian alarm at the kosher tax metastasizing to pet food, prescription medication, and food-unrelated chemicals by citing the religious scripture which requires such kosher taxation, followed by an explanation of why this scriptural requirement should not be ignored the way that most ancient scripture is today ignored.

You can also explain to Canadians why your administration does not prosecute the Canadian media for vilifying the Muslim faith, and why your administration does not regard Canadian Jewish Congress kosher-certifiers as fanatics intoxicated by Deuteronomy hate propaganda and posing a threat to Canadian stability and security.





Lubomyr Prytulak

cc:

Irving ABELLA, National Honourary President, CJC, Department of History, York University, 4700 Keele Street, Toronto ON  M3J 1P3
John J CHAMBERLIN, Manager Investigations, CHRC, 344 Slater Street, Ottawa ON  K1A 1E1
Hon. Irwin COTLER, Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada, 284 Wellington Street, Ottawa ON  K1A 0H8
Mary M GUSELLA, Chief Commissioner, CHRC, 344 Slater Street, Ottawa ON  K1A 1E1
Ed MORGAN, National President, Canadian Jewish Congress, 100 Sparks Street, Ottawa ON  K1P 5B7



Appendix A:  Deuteronomy Chapter 14 is the chief repository of Jewish dietary laws.


The King James Bible
Deuteronomy, Chapter 14
14:01

Ye are the children of our LORD your God: ye shall not cut yourselves, nor make any baldness between your eyes for the dead.

14:02

For thou art an holy people unto the LORD thy God, and the LORD hath chosen thee to be a peculiar people unto himself, above all the nations that are upon the earth.

14:03

Thou shalt not eat any abominable thing.

14:04

These are the beasts which ye shall eat: the ox, the sheep, and the goat,

14:05

The hart, and the roebuck, and the fallow deer, and the wild goat, and the pygarg, and the wild ox, and the chamois,

14:06

And every beast that parteth the hoof, and cleaveth the cleft into two claws, and cheweth the cud among the beasts, that ye shall eat.

14:07

Nevertheless these ye shall not eat of them that chew the cud, or of them that divide the cloven hoof; as the camel, and the hare, and the coney: for they chew the cud, but divide not the hoof; therefore they are unclean unto you.

14:08

And the swine, because it divideth the hoof, yet cheweth not the cud, it is unclean unto you: ye shall not eat of their flesh, nor touch their dead carcase.

14:09

These ye shall eat of all that are in the waters: all that have fins and scales shall ye eat:

14:10

And whatsoever hath not fins and scales ye may not eat; it is unclean unto you.

14:11

Of all clean birds ye shall eat.

14:12

But these are they of which ye shall not eat: the eagle, and the ossifrage, and the ospray,

14:13

And the glede, and the kite, and the vulture after his kind,

14:14

And every raven after his kind,

14:15

And the owl, and the night hawk, and the cuckow, and the hawk after his kind,

14:16

The little owl, and the great owl, and the swan,

14:17

And the pelican, and the gier eagle, and the cormorant,

14:18

And the stork, and the heron after her kind, and the lapwing, and the bat.

14:19

And every creeping thing that flieth is unclean unto you: they shall not be eaten.

14:20

But of all clean fowls ye may eat.

14:21

Ye shall not eat of any thing that dieth of itself: thou shalt give it unto the stranger that is in thy gates, that he may eat it; or thou mayest sell it unto an alien: for thou art an holy people unto the LORD thy God.  Thou shalt not seethe a kid in his mother's milk.

14:22

Thou shalt truly tithe all the increase of thy seed, that the field bringeth forth year by year.

14:23

And thou shalt eat before the LORD thy God, in the place which he shall choose to place his name there, the tithe of thy corn, of thy wine, and of thine oil, and the firstlings of thy herds and of thy flocks; that thou mayest learn to fear the LORD thy God always.

14:24

And if the way be too long for thee, so that thou art not able to carry it; or if the place be too far from thee, which the LORD thy God shall choose to set his name there, when the LORD thy God hath blessed thee:

14:25

Then shalt thou turn it into money, and bind up the money in thine hand, and shalt go unto the place which the LORD thy God shall choose:

14:26

And thou shalt bestow that money for whatsoever thy soul lusteth after, for oxen, or for sheep, or for wine, or for strong drink, or for whatsoever thy soul desireth: and thou shalt eat there before the LORD thy God, and thou shalt rejoice, thou, and thine household,

14:27

And the Levite that is within thy gates; thou shalt not forsake him: for he hath no part nor inheritance with thee.

14:28

At the end of three years thou shalt bring forth all the tithe of thine increase the same year, and shalt lay it up within thy gates:

14:29

And the Levite, (because he hath no part nor inheritance with thee,) and the stranger, and the fatherless, and the widow, which are within thy gates, shall come, and shall eat and be satisfied; that the LORD thy God may bless thee in all the work of thine hand which thou doest.



Appendix B:  A sampling of hair-raising Deuteronomy excerpts


03:03

So the LORD our God delivered into our hands Og also, the king of Bashan, and all his people: and we smote him until none was left to him remaining.

03:04

And we took all his cities at that time, there was not a city which we took not from them, threescore cities, all the region of Argob, the kingdom of Og in Bashan.

03:05

All these cities were fenced with high walls, gates, and bars; beside unwalled towns a great many.

03:06

And we utterly destroyed them, as we did unto Sihon king of Heshbon, utterly destroying the men, women, and children, of every city.

03:07

But all the cattle, and the spoil of the cities, we took for a prey to ourselves.


04:16

Lest ye corrupt yourselves, and make you a graven image, the similitude of any figure, the likeness of male or female,

04:17

The likeness of any beast that is on the earth, the likeness of any winged fowl that flieth in the air,

04:18

The likeness of any thing that creepeth on the ground, the likeness of any fish that is in the waters beneath the earth:

04:19

And lest thou lift up thine eyes unto heaven, and when thou seest the sun, and the moon, and the stars, even all the host of heaven, shouldst be driven to worship them, and serve them, which the LORD thy God hath divided unto all nations under the whole heaven.


04:28

And there ye shall serve gods, the work of men's hands, wood and stone, which neither see, nor hear, nor eat, nor smell.


07:01

When the LORD thy God shall bring thee into the land whither thou goest to possess it, and hath cast out many nations before thee, the Hittites, and the Girgashites, and the Amorites, and the Canaanites, and the Perizzites, and the Hivites, and the Jebusites, seven nations greater and mightier than thou;

07:02

And when the LORD thy God shall deliver them before thee; thou shalt smite them, and utterly destroy them; thou shalt make no covenant with them, nor shew mercy unto them:

07:03

Neither shalt thou make marriages with them; thy daughter thou shalt not give unto his son, nor his daughter shalt thou take unto thy son.

07:04

For they will turn away thy son from following me, that they may serve other gods: so will the anger of the LORD be kindled against you, and destroy thee suddenly.

07:05

But thus shall ye deal with them; ye shall destroy their altars, and break down their images, and cut down their groves, and burn their graven images with fire.


07:16

And thou shalt consume all the people which the LORD thy God shall deliver thee; thine eye shall have no pity upon them: neither shalt thou serve their gods; for that will be a snare unto thee.


07:22

And the LORD thy God will put out those nations before thee by little and little: thou mayest not consume them at once, lest the beasts of the field increase upon thee.

07:23

But the LORD thy God shall deliver them unto thee, and shall destroy them with a mighty destruction, until they be destroyed.

07:24

And he shall deliver their kings into thine hand, and thou shalt destroy their name from under heaven: there shall no man be able to stand before thee, until thou have destroyed them.


12:01

These are the statutes and judgments, which ye shall observe to do in the land, which the LORD God of thy fathers giveth thee to possess it, all the days that ye live upon the earth.

12:02

Ye shall utterly destroy all the places, wherein the nations which ye shall possess served their gods, upon the high mountains, and upon the hills, and under every green tree:

12:03

And ye shall overthrow their altars, and break their pillars, and burn their groves with fire; and ye shall hew down the graven images of their gods, and destroy the names of them out of that place.


13:06

If thy brother, the son of thy mother, or thy son, or thy daughter, or the wife of thy bosom, or thy friend, which is as thine own soul, entice thee secretly, saying, Let us go and serve other gods, which thou hast not known, thou, nor thy fathers.

13:07

Namely, of the gods of the people which are round about you, nigh unto thee, or far off from thee, from the one end of the earth even unto the other end of the earth;

13:08

Thou shalt not consent unto him, nor hearken unto him; neither shall thine eye pity him, neither shalt thou spare, neither shalt thou conceal him:

13:09

But thou shalt surely kill him; thine hand shall be first upon him to put him to death, and afterwards the hand of all the people.

13:10

And thou shalt stone him with stones, that he die; because he hath sought to thrust thee away from the LORD thy God, which brought thee out of the land of Egypt, from the house of bondage.

13:11

And all Israel shall hear, and fear, and shall do no more any such wickedness as this is among you.

13:12

If thou shalt hear say in one of thy cities, which the LORD thy God hath given thee to dwell there, saying,

13:13

Certain men, the children of Belial, are gone out from among you, and have withdrawn the inhabitants of their city, saying, Let us go and serve other gods, which ye have not known;

13:14

Then shalt thou enquire, and make search, and ask diligently; and, behold, if it be truth, and the thing certain, that such abomination is wrought among you;

13:15

Thou shalt surely smite the inhabitants of that city with the edge of the sword, destroying it utterly, and all that is therein, and the cattle thereof, with the edge of the sword.

13:16

And thou shalt gather all the spoil of it into the midst of the street thereof, and shalt burn with fire the city, and all the spoil thereof every whit, for the LORD thy God: and it shall be an heap for ever; it shall not be built again.

13:17

And there shall cleave nought of the cursed thing to thine hand; that the LORD may turn from the fierceness of his anger, and shew thee mercy, and have compassion on thee, and multiply thee, as he hath sworn unto thy fathers;


15:12

And if thy brother, an Hebrew man, or an Hebrew woman, be sold unto thee, and serve thee six years; then in the seventh year thou shalt let him go free from thee.


15:16

And it shall be, if he say unto thee, I will not go away from thee; because he loveth thee and thine house, because he is well with thee;

15:17

Then thou shalt take an aul, and thrust it through his ear unto the door, and he shall be thy servant for ever.  And also unto thy maidservant thou shalt do likewise.



20:10

When thou comest nigh unto a city to fight against it, then proclaim peace unto it.

20:11

And it shall be, if it make thee answer of peace, and open unto thee, then it shall be, that all the people that is found therein shall be tributaries unto thee, and they shall serve thee.

20:12

And if it will make no peace with thee, but will make war against thee, then thou shalt besiege it:

20:13

And when the LORD thy God hath delivered it into thine hands, thou shalt smite every male thereof with the edge of the sword:

20:14

But the women, and the little ones, and the cattle, and all that is in the city, even all the spoil thereof, shalt thou take unto thyself; and thou shalt eat the spoil of thine enemies, which the LORD thy God hath given thee.

20:15

Thus shalt thou do unto all the cities which are very far off from thee, which are not of the cities of these nations.

20:16

But of the cities of these people, which the LORD thy God doth give thee for an inheritance, thou shalt save alive nothing that breatheth:

20:17

But thou shalt utterly destroy them; namely, the Hittites, and the Amorites, the Canaanites, and the Perizzites, the Hivites, and the Jebusites; as the LORD they God hath commanded thee:

20:18

That they teach you not to do after all their abominations, which they have done unto their gods; so should ye sin against the LORD your God.


21:15

If a man have two wives, one beloved, and another hated, and they have born him children, both the beloved and the hated; and if the firstborn son be hers that was hated:


21:18

If a man have a stubborn and rebellious son which will not obey the voice of his father, or the voice of his mother, and that, when they have chastened him, will not hearken unto them:

21:19

Then shall his father and his mother lay hold on him, and bring him out unto the elders of his city, and unto the gate of his place;

21:20

And they shall say unto the elders of his city, This our son is stubborn and rebellious, he will not obey our voice; he is a glutton, and a drunkard.

21:21

And all the men of his city shall stone him with stones, that he die: so shalt thou put evil away from among you; and all Israel shall hear, and fear.


22:20

But if this thing be true, and the tokens of virginity be not found for the damsel:

22:21

Then they shall bring out the damsel to the door of her father's house, and the men of her city shall stone her with stones that she die: because she hath wrought folly on Israel, to play the whore in her father's house: so shalt thou put evil away from among you.

22:22

If a man be found lying with a woman married to an husband, then they shall both of them die, both the man that lay with the woman, and the woman: so shalt thou put away evil from Israel.


23:01

He that is wounded in the stones, or hath his privy member cut off, shall not enter into the congregation of the LORD.


24:01

When a man hath taken a wife, and married her, and it come to pass that she find no favour in his eyes, because he hath found some uncleanliness in her: then let him write her a bill of divorcement, and give it in her hand, and send her out of his house.


25:11

When men strive together one with another, and the wife of the one draweth near for to deliver her husband out of the hand of him that smiteth him, and putteth forth her hand, and taketh him by the secrets:

25:12

Then thou shalt cut off her hand, thine eye shall not pity her.



Appendix C:  It is not merely the case that Deuteronomy promises Jews land and happiness in the Middle East.  He also promises them destruction if they disobey his laws, and he predicts that they will disobey and that they will be destroyed.


28:49

The LORD shall bring a nation against thee from far, from the end of the earth, as swift as the eagle flieth; a nation whose tongue thou shalt not understand;

28:50

A nation of fierce countenance, which shall not regard the person of the old, nor shew favour to the young:

28:51

And he shall eat the fruit of thy cattle, and the fruit of thy land, until thou be destroyed: which also shall not leave thee either corn, wine, or oil, or the increase of thy kine, or flocks of thy sheep, until he have destroyed thee.

28:52

And he shall besiege thee in all thy gates, until thy high and fenced walls come down, wherein thou trustedst, throughout all thy land: and he shall besiege thee in all thy gates throughout all thy land, which the LORD thy God hath given thee.

28:53

And thou shalt eat the fruit of thine own body, the flesh of thy sons and of thy daughters, which the LORD thy God hath given thee, in the siege, and in the straitness, wherewith thine enemies shall distress thee:


28:63

And it shall come to pass, that as the LORD rejoiced over you to do you good, and to multiply you; so the LORD will rejoice over you to destroy you, and to bring you to nought; and ye shall be plucked from off the land whither thou goest to possess it.

28:64

And the LORD shall scatter thee among all people, from the one end of the earth even unto the other; and there thou shalt serve other gods, which neither thou nor thy fathers have known, even wood and stone.

28:65

And among these nations shalt thou find no ease, neither shall the sole of thy foot have rest: but the LORD shall give thee there a trembling heart, and failing of eyes, and sorrow of mind:


31:16

And the LORD said unto Moses, Behold, thou shalt sleep with they fathers; and this people will rise up, and go a whoring after the gods of the strangers of the land, whither they go to be among them, and will forsake me, and break my covenant which I have made with them.

31:17

Then my anger shall be kindled against them in that day and I will forsake them, and I will hide my face from them, and they shall be devoured, and many evils and troubles shall befall them; so that they will say in that day, Are not these evils come upon us, because our God is not among us?

31:18

And I will surely hide my face in that day for all the evils which they shall have wrought, in that they are turned unto other gods.

31:19

Now therefore write ye this song for you, and teach it the children of Israel: put it in their mouths, and this song may be a witness for me against the children of Israel.

31:20

For when I shall have brought them into the land which I sware unto their fathers, that floweth with milk and honey; and they shall have eaten and filled themselves, and waxen fat; then will they turn unto other gods, and serve them, and provoke me, and break my covenant.

31:21

And it shall come to pass, when many evils and troubles are befallen them, that this song shall testify against them as a witness; for it shall not be forgotten out of the mouths of their seed: for I know their imagination which they go about, even now, before I have brought them into the land which I sware.


31:27

For I know thy rebellion, and thy stiff neck: behold, while I am yet alive with you this day, ye have been rebellious against the LORD; and how much more after my death?

31:28

Gather unto me all the elders of your tribes, and your officers, that I may speak these words in their ears, and call heaven and earth to record against them.

31:29

For I know that after my death ye will utterly corrupt yourselves, and turn aside from the way which I have commanded you; and evil will befall you in the latter days; because ye will do evil in the sight of the LORD, to provoke him to anger through the work of your hands.




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